The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough globally. Single parents and caregivers have faced specific challenges due to juggling working from home as well as home schooling children, for those who are experiencing poverty, those who are isolated with a lack of family and social support.  It is not easy even during ‘normal’ times to be parenting as a single person but a pandemic presents even more challenge. 

On these pages, we have put some information together that we hope will help.  It is important to follow the latest government guidelines and Alert Level information for COVID-19. 

All Birthright services are following the government guidelines to keep our clients and our staff safe.  

Update as at 4pm Monday 13 September 2021

Auckland remains at Alert Level 4 until Tuesday 21 September.  This is an 'in principle' decision at this stage. The rest of New Zealand will remain at Level 2 (with additional requirements). The governent will confirm this decision on Monday 20 September.  Any shift in Levels will be based on the extent of any further community transmission. 

The updated Level 2 Guidelines (with extra requirements) are available via the following link:

https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and-updates/alert-level-2/

The Level 4 Guidlines are available via the following link:  

https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and-updates/alert-level-4/

You can book your vaccine via the following link:

https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/how-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccination/book-your-covid-19-vaccination/ 

Other helpful links

Looking after your mental wellbeing and the wellbeing of young people; https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/mental-wellbeing/

Working, parenting and lock down:

https://www.openglobalrights.org/covid-19-and-single-working-mothers/